News / UK and world by Press Association September 15, 2018, 8:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The head of Facebook Messenger has explained why messages sent through the app aren’t encrypted by default in the same way that WhatsApp does. Both messaging services are owned by Facebook but have very different takes on end-to-end encryption, the controversial mechanism which secures anything sent between people and makes it impossible for anyone to intercept. WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption by default and users are unable to turn it off, while the Facebook Messenger app can only do this when the user chooses the Secret Conversation mode within each chat. Head of product Stan Chudnovsky claims additional features used on the Messenger app, such as in-app translation and bots, make it tricky for end-to-end encryption to be added by default. “These types of experiences are very, very popular and growing really, … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger boss explains why all messages aren’t encrypted like WhatsApp
THE interview with the two alleged Salisbury assassins was an embarrassing charade which can be summed up using one word – “VRANYO.” Pioneered by the Soviets and perfected by Putin, this is a special word in Russia which means telling a barefaced lie which you do not expect anyone to believe. The person telling a vranyo does not want to admit that they are wrong and tells the lie to save face. During the Soviet area, leaders utilised the practice issuing false statement almost on a daily basis to preserve their flawed ideology. Russian President Vladimir Putin – a former KGB thug – is a master at utilising the vranyo. From the annexation of Crimea to the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, the Kremlin strongman is not afraid to lie on camera or to other world leaders. London hotel bed remark in interview with Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, two men suspected in Salisbury novichok attack on Skripals, baffles reporter The Russian word … [Read more...] about The one Russian word that explains why Putin doesn’t mind making up ridiculous lies over Salisbury novichok poisoning
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 9:48 pm PDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Now Playing: Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas. (Sept. 13) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence's monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren't walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a hurricane's winds pushing relentlessly on the shore, they are more like domes of high water that form as the ocean spreads inland. The high water has destructive waves on top, and it comes in addition to normal tides. "You are taking the ocean and raising it," said storm surge expert Hal Needham, director of Marine Weather and Climate in Miami. "It's not a wave the surfer rides. It's … [Read more...] about AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 4:21 pm CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Photo: Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot, AP Ocean waters rushes down Hwy 12 in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence breach the dune line on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Ocean waters rushes down Hwy 12 in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence breach the dune line on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Steve … [Read more...] about AP Explains: How storm surges build up, destroy and kill
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